Pricing and Information

All services are provided in the comfort of your home.


Veterinary Hospice$240

Includes a brief examination by the veterinarian, a full assessment of your pet's quality of life, and a custom treatment plan to help you care for your pet and monitor their condition.


Includes a discussion with the veterinarian, medication to ensure comfort, gentle euthanasia, pawprint impression keepsake, lock of fur, and Lap of Love's Eternal Pawprints booklet. The additional cost for the varied cremation services are detailed in the Aftercare Pricing section.

Geriatric Consultation$240

Includes a brief examination by the veterinarian to help explain your pet's condition, discuss symptom management including pain and anxiety, and prepare an end of life care plan using the appropriate quality of life scale to manage your pet along with your family's needs and desires.

Additional Appointment Fees

There may be an additional charge for extended travel (see Service Area below), holidays ($50 - $100), pets over 99 lbs, appointments outside normal business hours (when arranged), aggressive pets, and some exotic species.

Other Species

Although we mainly see dogs and cats, some of our veterinarians can assist you with other species such as pigs, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, birds, fish, and goats. Call for pricing and availability.


Private Cremation
For pets of all sizes$305

With this option, your pet is cremated privately at a licensed crematory. The ashes are contained in a lovely oak urn with an engraved nameplate and will be returned to your primary care veterinarian within a few days. They can also be made available directly from the crematory or delivered to your home.

Communal Cremation
Pets up to 99 pounds$95
Pets 100 pounds and over$150

This option is for families that don't wish to have their pet's ashes returned nor wish to bury at home. Pets are respectfully cremated with other pets at a licensed crematory and ashes are scattered on a private farm in Adams County. 

Additional Aftercare Fees

There may be a fee if additional assistance to safely carry your pet out of your home is needed. 


Dr. Emily's comprehensive approach means that there is no enrollment, referrals, medical records, prior care, or additional paperwork necessary for a veterinarian visit. Considering that same day appointments are often requested, this can save crucial time and alleviate any stress on our families.

We are here to answer your questions every day, from 7am - 11pm. Appointments are scheduled throughout the week, please call for availability.
Sometimes, pets take a turn for the worse overnight, so we do our best to accommodate same day appointments with a few hours notice when possible.
If this is a medical emergency, please contact your local veterinarian or one of the emergency clinics listed in the Local Resources section.


Meet The Doctor

Emily Miller, DVM

I have always had a love of all animals.  My mom said as soon as I could walk, I was wandering over to the fence to visit with the horses and our house was never without dogs and cats.  I knew from a very young age that my purpose was to help prevent the suffering of animals.  I spent many years working with rescued farm animals as well as companion animals and horses before deciding to go to vet school.

I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado-Boulder and was blessed to have spent my first three years of vet school on the beautiful island of Grenada at St. George’s University. My clinical year was spent at the Ohio State University, and after graduating I moved back to my hometown, Cincinnati, to start my career as a small animal vet. I have helped many families say goodbye to their beloved pets and I believe in making that time as peaceful as possible.  I am honored to be able to provide this service to families and their pets in the comfort of their own home.

I share my home with a menagerie of dogs and cats and my free time is spent at the barn with my beloved horse, Teak.

"I can't begin to express how very grateful I am to have worked with Emily to see my dog Woody and our family through this ordeal. I was so nervous never having done this before. Emily was friendly, professional, compassionate, caring and gentle with my Woody. I thank you so very much for helping me. Woody and I shared almost 13 years together....he will be sorely missed.

Thank you again. Your kindness will never be forgotten."

Vickie Golden
Cincinnati, Ohio

"Our family is so grateful to Dr. Emily. Her calming, reassuring presence was such a comfort to us as we witnessed the passing of our loyal buddy Taz. What could have been a horribly stressful situation for him was instead very peaceful. We thank you and Lap of Love."

Sue Kramer
Cincinnati, Ohio

"I cannot thank Dr. Emily enough for making this awful day just a little bit easilier for us. She was very calm, professional, and listened intently. She gave us as much time as we needed to say goodbye and was extremely patient. Dr. Emily is wonderful!"

Katie James
Cincinnati, Ohio

"Dr. Emily was so kind during the difficult process of putting our puppy to sleep. She was patient and thoughtful and at no time did she make us feel rushed or uncomfortable. The tears were flowing and she just let them come. She was so tender with our dog and clearly wanted him to go with the least amount of pain possible. She talked us through the entire process and made sure we were comfortable. She even hugged us at the end and sent a sweet email the next day. While nothing in this decision was easy, her calm presence helped significantly."

Cincinnati, Ohio

"Six months ago, we let our beautiful sweet English Mastiff Stella go to be in peace. Our family is so very thankful for Lap of Love and especially Dr. Emily who patiently, sensitively, calmly and professionally guided us through the process. It was the hardest day of my family's life, but I know in my heart that we did the right thing by Stella. Dr. Emily displayed the ultimate compassion and unconditional support during this time and I highly recommend her to any family who is approaching this crossroad. Thank you Dr. Emily for being there."

Valerie Saurine
West Chester, Ohio

"I am so happy that a service like Lap of Love exists. Dr. Emily was so kind and gentle. She shared with me her own experiences of loss which helped me deal with letting Pixie go. I believe it takes a very special person to do what she does to end the suffering of animals and to ease the grief of owners who must make that hard choice. Dr. Emily was professional, gentle and most importantly, very human. I will never use any other service for this kind of situation again than Lap of Love. We are blessed to have angels among us to ease these special members of our family quietly with love and compassion to the next great adventure."

Kate Lacey
Cincinnati, Ohio

Local Resources

Pet Life and Loss Support Services

Emergency Clinic

  (513) 561-0069


Emergency Clinic

  (513) 530-0911

Care Center-Cincinnati

Emergency Clinic

  (513) 931-8675

Grady Veterinary Hospital

Service Area

Helping families in the following areas:

Dr. Emily is a licensed veterinarian in both Ohio and Kentucky.  She covers all or parts of the following counties in Ohio and Kentucky: Boone, Butler, Campbell, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton Kenton and Warren. There may be a travel fee of $30-$60 based on distance from our veterinarian. 

Pet Memorials
“Though we only had you for a short time, we loved you so much Tookie girl and we hope that you know how much you were loved. We hope you were happy living out your final year of life in our home. We will never forget your robust meow, your loyalty, and those beautiful green eyes. You were a fighter up until the very last day. The house is emptier ...
Katie James
January 18, 2017
“Travel well Bolan J. We'll meet again where the dogs roam free.”
January 15, 2017
“My big ol' buttercup, Miss Pixie. It didn't take you long to leave your paw print embedded on my heart. I only got the pleasure of your companionship, protection and joyous Golden Retriever smile for 18 months but your presence was mighty. They say I saved your life, but in so many ways, you saved my own that Spring day you came home with me. ...
Kate Lacey
November 6, 2016
“Words cannot express how much of a hole you left in our hearts. I keep waking up in the middle of the night just to hear you sleeping and having "crazy puppy dreams." The house is so quiet, it's heartbreaking. I'm going to miss your big feet kicking me and your big head laying in my lap while we sit on the couch. Rest in peace, my best friend. ...
Michelle Goodman
October 12, 2016
Lap Of Love Locations
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
N. Carolina
S. Carolina
Payment Options

Preferred methods of payment are check (made to 'Lap of Love') or cash.

Most pet insurance companies cover Lap of Love services. Please have any paperwork ready for the veterinarian to complete so that you can submit it for reimbursement.

Mailing Address

Lap of Love
PO Box 163
Miamiville, OH 45147